Priorities and themes 2021-2027

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Get an overview of the priorites, specific objectives and spotlight themes in the North Sea Region Programme 2021-2027

Priorities & themes

in the future programme

2021-2027


Pushing change,

driving transitions

The Interreg North Sea Region Programme

2021-2027 funds cooperation across borders to

stimulate a green and sustainable future.

Our support enables partnerships to test new

ideas and address joint challenges in the North

Sea Region.

Our vision is to create a vibrant North Sea

Region by helping innovators get their gamechanging

ideas off the ground.


Find the right spot for your

project idea

The North Sea Region Programme 2021-2027

centres on four thematic priorities. Each priority

includes one to three specific objectives.

All projects funded by the programme must

address one of the priorities and match at least

one of the specific objectives.

In addition, we encourage you to consider if any

of the spotlight themes apply to your project idea.

Learn more on the following pages!


Priority 1

Robust and smart economies in the North

Sea Region

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

1.1 Enhancing research & innovation

capacities and the uptake of advanced

technologies

1.2: Developing skills for smart

specialisation, industrial transition and

entrepreneurship


Priority 2

A green transition in the North Sea Region

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

2.1: Promoting energy efficiency measures

& reducing greenhouse gas emissions

2.2: Promoting renewable energy

2.3: Promoting smart energy systems,

storage and grids

2.4: Promoting the transition to a circular

economy

2.5: Promoting sustainable multimodal

urban mobility.


Priority 3

A climate resilient North Sea Region

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

3.1: Promoting climate change

adaptation, risk prevention and

disaster resilience.

3.2: Enhancing biodiversity, green

infrastructure in the urban

environment, and reducing pollution


Priority 4

Better governance

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

4.1 Better cooperation

governance


Spotlight themes

Spotlight themes apply across all priorities. They

are additional dimensions of special importance in

the North Sea Region. There are three spotlight

themes:

Digitalisation

Rural-urban linkages

Strengths & challenges in the North Sea basin

If a spotlight theme is relevant to your project, we

recommend you pay attention to it. Projects that

are not connected to spotlight themes, however,

will stand an equal chance of approval.


Interreg North Sea

MAIN FRAMEWORK 2021-2027

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Robust & smart

economies

A green

transition

Climate

resilience

Better

governance

Specific objectives

1.1 Research

& innovation

2.1 Energy

efficiency &

low emissions

3.1 Climate

adaptation,

risk & disaster

4.1 Better

cooperation

governance

1.2 Smart

specialisation

2.2 Renewable

energy

2.3 Smart

energy, grids

and storage

3.2 Biodiversity,

pollution &

green infrastructure

2.4 Circular

economy

2.5 Multimodal

urban

mobility

Spotlight themes

Digitalisation

Rural-urban linkages

Strengths & challenges in the North Sea basin


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